Exclusives

Blog post
April 13, 2018, 5am PDT
According to to a recent study, methane gas produces a much larger greenhouse effect than previously thought. Planners can act to limit the environmental impact of methane.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
April 9, 2018, 5am PDT
The mantra “eyes on the street" focuses on the physical and functional traits of urban fabric but fails to explain the high crime rate of my Jacobsian neighbourhood. Time to reconsider, look for explanations, and exchange mantras for research.
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
April 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Those of us who cherish cities have much to be grateful for (at least in some cities).
Michael Lewyn
Feature
April 2, 2018, 5am PDT
How to put the "park" back in the business park.
Kathryn Firth
Feature
March 29, 2018, 5am PDT
Automated vehicle tech frontrunner Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar to offer a luxury self-driving vehicle for "car lovers." Why not partner with bus manufacturers to offer self-driving buses for city lovers?
Antonio Loro
Feature
March 27, 2018, 9am PDT
The practice of redlining was outlawed in 1977, but its effects have been indelible.
Jerrod A. Laber
Blog post
March 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Planners must be realistic. Autonomous vehicles will probably provide smaller net benefits, including safety benefits, than optimists predict.
Todd Litman
Blog post
March 26, 2018, 10am PDT
There is plenty of evidence for modular construction as a key component of a green economy.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
March 20, 2018, 8am PDT
Elephants in wine glasses and mobility-as-a-metal-band.
Casey Brazeal
Blog post
March 19, 2018, 6am PDT
Why do green transportation policies attract less intense support than environmentalist policies related to waste and litter?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
March 15, 2018, 8am PDT
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigned from office earlier this month. The question now becomes whether an ambitious transit investment plan she supported can survive her exit.
Ethan A. Greene
Feature
March 14, 2018, 5am PDT
We're updating the annual Top Apps for Planning list, and we want your input.
Planetizen
Blog post
March 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
The International Housing Affordability Survey is biased in ways that make urban-fringe housing seem more affordable and infill seem less affordable. Anybody who uses this analysis should be warned.
Todd Litman
Feature
March 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
Insight into the hard work of implementing the New Urban Agenda.
Michael Mehaffy
Blog post
March 11, 2018, 11am PDT
I don't bike, but I still feel safer on streets with bike lanes. This essay explains why.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
March 8, 2018, 5am PST
Forces are aligning to increase polarization and tension in public dialog, and planners are increasingly caught in the middle. A recent workshop with 100 engagement experts resulted in a free eBook to help planners detox their public involvement.
Dave Biggs
Blog post
March 7, 2018, 2pm PST

A playlist for those who seek inspiration from water—whether it's falling from the sky or running downhill.

James Brasuell
Blog post
February 27, 2018, 9am PST
There are plenty of opportunities to green the world's energy production and consumption infrastructure, but it will take good planning.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
February 21, 2018, 2pm PST
Here are a few transportation-related facts that might have slipped through the cracks in the current political debate regarding infrastructure spending.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
February 15, 2018, 5am PST
Many of the Best Picture nominees are set in cities, and none are focused on suburbia.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
February 14, 2018, 9am PST
Storytelling are a key tool for planners. Here are a few tips on how to integrate storytelling into planning processes.
James Rojas